Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Catholic University of America

Program Details

Nursing needs researchers to advance the boundaries of healthcare in today's complex, collaborative, and technology-rich environment. Catholic University of America's online Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing gives you the research skills to develop, implement, and assess strategies to achieve patient success. This research-intensive program focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing, developing the next generation of nurse researchers. 

The PhD coursework focuses on live situations and clinical practice, emphasizing the skills needed to function at the highest levels of nursing research. You will develop and test theories to support the development of nursing science. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to advance the body of nursing knowledge and improve care results as nurse scientists and nurse scholars.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Catholic University of America is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Essay/Writing Sample, Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • An RN and advanced practice license, if applicable

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming